Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oh, Stop N' Shop....

I'm sorry that I haven't been too active in updating this blog. I've started teaching again, so that's been taking up most of my time.

But as I saw this ad again last night, I thought that I really needed to update on here.

It's a Stop N'Shop ad, featuring a woman who reminisces about growing up on a farm and getting all the fresh produce she could want. And she says she thinks about her childhood when she goes shopping in the produce aisle at Stop N' Shop, even continuing a tradition. I wish I had the exact quote, but I don't.

No doubt Stop N' Shop gets its produce from somewhere, presumably farms of a sort. Maybe some of it is even localish. But really, a woman who grew up on a farm thinks she's continuing the tradition of her childhood by going to a supermarket?!? Seriously? How about going to a farmstand or a Farmer's Market? Or, I don't know, growing her own produce in her backyard?

The commercial makes me want to throw things.

Speaking of Farmer's Markets...because my normal one is closed in lieu of Natick Day, I will be headed to the Hopkinton Farmer's Market tomorrow. I haven't been there yet, so I'm wondering who will be there. I'm pretty sure that at least some of the vendors will be familiar.

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  1. Brava. This is why I shopped at Big Y in Western Mass and Roche Bros. in E. Mass-- because they do buy local, so when I can't get to the farmstands, I can ask the manager where the produce comes from and get a real answer.

  2. I didn't know that about Roche Bros. There's a few in my general neck of the woods, though it's certainly not the closest. I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the tip!